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Trump & his law team fined $1 Million for filing frivolous lawsuit 

"“Here, we are confronted with a #lawsuit that should never have been filed, which was completely frivolous, both factually & legally, and which was brought in bad faith for an improper purpose,” Middlebrooks wrote, decrying what he called “abusive litigation tactics.”

...the case was “intended for a political purpose” and showed a “continuing pattern of misuse of the courts by #Trump & his lawyers”

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“longtermism, which emerged out of the effective altruism (EA) movement over the past few years, is eugenics on steroids. […] many of the same racist, xenophobic, classist and ableist attitudes that animated 20th-century eugenics are found all over the longtermist literature and community.”

PACC extends shutdown through Monday to limit disease spread in animal shelter
Pima Animal Care Center will stay closed to the public through Monday as officials work to stem the contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. Two dogs were euthanized because of the infection, and several more have contracted it.

Arizona's Biggs and Crane vote present, lowering the threshold of votes McCarthy needs to become House speaker.

Matt Gaetz decides 16 might be a little too over the Hill for him.

Rep.-elect Juan Ciscomani nominates McCarthy for House speaker on 10th failed ballot
Tucson's Juan Ciscomani nominated Republican Kevin McCarthy to be speaker of the House on Friday in the 10th round of failed voting in the chamber. Ciscomani incorrectly claimed to be Arizona's first naturalized member of Congress.

President Joe Biden says he’ll visit the border next week during Mexico trip
President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since he took office during his trip to Mexico City next week, but has yet to say which part of the border he plans to visit or reveal the date.

George Santos shared a falsehood on his first day on Capitol Hill: that he had been sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives.

He wasn’t the only one.

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Think outside the Bell: Where to find Tucson's best tacos
What's been dubbed as the "2022 Taco Bell New Year's Eve Downtown Bowl Bash" will occupy Tucson this weekend, part of the Arizona Bowl activities that help showcase our city. But Tucsonans know that real tacos don't come from that fast-food chain.

Just days after announcing that the agency had been misleading to the public for months about how many immigrants were on gps ankle monitors, ICE claims it can’t find records on over 350,000 immigrants in alternatives to detention program.

@immigration #immigration

"The number of journalists has declined by 60 percent since 2005, according to government statistics. Research from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University this year found that on average two newspapers are disappearing in the U.S. every week. The nation has lost more than a quarter of its newspapers since 2005"

Mayes wins Arizona attorney general race by 280 votes over Hamadeh after recount
Updated: Kris Mayes maintained her win in the race for Arizona attorney general after the results of a recount were released Thursday, with the Democrat prevailing by 280 votes over Republican Abe Hamadeh. Most of the vote shifts were in Pinal County, where officials blamed 'human errors.'

Sentinel journalists take top awards from Arizona Press Club
From column writing to sports photography and Spanish-language reporting, the staff of the Tucson Sentinel was recognized with a number of top awards announced by the Arizona Press Club.

U.S. Supreme Court keeps Title 42, the pandemic-era policy to quickly turn away migrants, for now
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Biden administration has to continue with an emergency health order the federal government has used for more than two years to quickly turn away migrants, including those seeking asylum, at the southwest border.

Greg Abbot intentionally chose Christmas Eve to attack migrants seeking shelter. Fascist losers like him get off on the hypocrisy of claiming to be Christian.

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